Valentine’s Day Inspiration – Day 10

Nothing says “I love you” like a home cooked meal.  I’m keeping it basic with a Sunday night dinner that is easy and healthy: Mashed potatoes, Tilapia and Vegetables.

Try this healthy dish full of flavor and nutrition.

Mashed Potatoes:
4 pounds golden creamer potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cup hot milk, as needed
 
Put the potatoes into a large pot, and cover with cold water, salt to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain them well.  Meanwhile, heat milk and butter in a small saucepan. Put the potatoes through a ricer or food mill into a bowl. Add the hot milk a little at a time, as needed.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  (Servings 6)
 
  
Fish:
4 (4ounce) fillets tilapia
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup – all  purpose flour
3 table spoon olive oil
 
Rinse tilapia fillets in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides of each fillet with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow dish; gently press each fillet into the flour to coat and shake off the excess flour.  Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook the tilapia in the hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side.
 
Vegetables:
 
2 table spoons canola oil
1/2 red and green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and julienned
1/2 small carrot, julienned
1 clove garlic, minced
kosher salt and pepper to taste
½ cup snow peas
¼ mushrooms, sliced
2 table spoons water
 
 Start by preparing and cutting all the vegetables and measuring your ingredients so that they are ready to go. Once you begin stir-frying, it goes very quickly.
In a large skillet, heat canola oil over high heat.  Add vegetables stirring constantly about 2 minutes, Add pepper and salt to taste. Cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
 

Assemble dish: potatoes, topped with tilapia, top with vegetables.  Serve with side of tartar sauce and slice of lemon.

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and flea market finds with antiques and vintage pieces to create inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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